|Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields - TED.com|
Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are the best-known methods for treating cancer. At TEDMED, Bill Doyle presents a new approach, called Tumor Treating Fields, which uses electric fields to interrupt cancer cell division. Still in its infancy -- and approved for only certain types of cancer -- the treatment comes with one big benefit: quality of life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2011; TED; Talks; cancer; medical research; technology; 2011
|Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip - TED.com|
It's relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces essential to testing new medications -- even custom cures for one specific person. (Filmed at TEDxBoston)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; illness; medical research; TEDxBoston 2013; 2013
|Roger Stein: A bold new way to fund drug research - TED.com|
Believe it or not, about 20 years' worth of potentially life-saving drugs are sitting in labs right now, untested. Why? Because they can't get the funding to go to trials; the financial risk is too high. Roger Stein is a finance guy, and he thinks deeply about mitigating risk. He and some colleagues at MIT came up with a promising new financial model that could move hundreds of drugs into the testing pipeline...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; medical research; TED@StateStreet; 2013
|Noel Bairey Merz: The single biggest health threat women face - TED.com|
Surprising, but true: More women now die of heart disease than men, yet cardiovascular research has long focused on men. Pioneering doctor C. Noel Bairey Merz shares what we know and don't know about women's heart health -- including the remarkably different symptoms women present during a heart attack (and why they're often missed).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; health; medical research; medicine; science; women; 2011
|Susan Solomon: The promise of research with stem cells - TED.com|
Calling them "our bodies' own repair kits," Susan Solomon advocates research using lab-grown stem cells. By growing individual pluripotent stem cell lines, her team creates testbeds that could accelerate research into curing diseases -- and perhaps lead to individualized treatment, targeted not just to a particular disease but a particular person.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health care; medical research; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Dan Ariely: Beware conflicts of interest - TED.com|
In this short talk, psychologist Dan Ariely tells two personal stories that explore scientific conflict of interest: How the pursuit of knowledge and insight can be affected, consciously or not, by shortsighted personal goals. When we're thinking about the big questions, he reminds us, let's be aware of our all-too-human brains.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; cognitive science; economics; medical research; science; technology; 2011
|Peter Attia: What if we’re wrong about diabetes? - TED.com|
As a young ER doctor, Peter Attia felt contempt for a patient with diabetes. She was overweight, he thought, and thus responsible for the fact that she needed a foot amputation. But years later, Attia received an unpleasant medical surprise that led him to wonder: is our understanding of diabetes right? Could the precursors to diabetes cause obesity, and not the other way around? A look at how assumptions may be leading us to wage the wrong medical war.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; medical research; medicine; TEDMED 2013; 2013
|Nina Tandon: Could tissue engineering mean personalized medicine? - TED.com|
Each of our bodies is utterly unique, which is a lovely thought until it comes to treating an illness -- when every body reacts differently, often unpredictably, to standard treatment. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips. (Call it extremely personalized medicine.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; engineering; health care; medical research; medicine; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Jay Bradner: Open-source cancer research - TED.com|
How does cancer know it's cancer? At Jay Bradner's lab, they found a molecule that might hold the answer, JQ1 -- and instead of patenting JQ1, they published their findings and mailed samples to 40 other labs to work on. An inspiring look at the open-source future of medical research.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBoston 2011; TED; Talks; business; cancer; medical research; open-source; science; 2011
|Lee Cronin: Print your own medicine - TED.com|
Chemist Lee Cronin is working on a 3D printer that, instead of objects, is able to print molecules. An exciting potential long-term application: printing your own medicine using chemical inks.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; chemistry; health care; medical research; medicine; science; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Yoav Medan: Ultrasound surgery -- healing without cuts - TED.com|
Imagine having a surgery with no knives involved. At TEDMED, Yoav Medan shares a technique that uses MRI to find trouble spots and focused ultrasound to treat such issues as brain lesions, uterine fibroids and several kinds of cancerous growths.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2011; TED; Talks; health care; medical research; medicine; science; technology; 2011
|Stefan Larsson: What doctors can learn from each other - TED.com|
Different hospitals produce different results on different procedures. Only, patients don’t know that data, making choosing a surgeon a high-stakes guessing game. Stefan Larsson looks at what happens when doctors measure and share their outcomes on hip replacement surgery, for example, to see which techniques are proving the most effective. Could health care get better -- and cheaper -- if doctors learn from each other in a continuous feedback loop? (Filmed at TED@BCG.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; medical research; TED@BCG Singapore; 2013
|Jack Choi: On the virtual dissection table - TED.com|
Onstage at TED2012, Jack Choi demonstrates a powerful tool for training medical students: a stretcher-sized multi-touch screen of the human body that lets you explore, dissect and understand the body's parts and systems.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; education; health care; interface design; medical research; technology; TED2012; 2012
|Iain Hutchison: Saving faces - TED.com|
Facial surgeon Iain Hutchison works with people whose faces have been severely disfigured. By pushing to improve surgical techniques, he helps to improve their lives; and by commissioning their portraits, he celebrates their humanity. NOTE: This talk contains images of disfigured and badly injured faces that may be disturbing -- and Hutchison provides thoughtful answers as to why a disfigured face can shock us so deeply...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; arts; community; culture; design; medical research; 2010
|Francis Collins: We need better drugs -- now - TED.com|
Today we know the molecular cause of 4,000 diseases, but treatments are available for only 250 of them. So what’s taking so long? Geneticist and physician Francis Collins explains why systematic drug discovery is imperative, even for rare and complex diseases, and offers a few solutions -- like teaching old drugs new tricks.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; disease; genetics; medical research; medicine; science; TEDMED 2012; 2012
|Charles Limb: Building the musical muscle - TED.com|
Charles Limb performs cochlear implantation, a surgery that treats hearing loss and can restore the ability to hear speech. But as a musician too, Limb thinks about what the implants lack: They don't let you fully experience music yet. (There's a hair-raising example.) At TEDMED, Limb reviews the state of the art and the way forward.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2011; TED; Talks; beauty; medical research; music; science; technology; 2011
|John Wilbanks: Let’s pool our medical data - TED.com|
When you're getting medical treatment, or taking part in medical testing, privacy is important; strict laws limit what researchers can see and know about you. But what if your medical data could be used -- anonymously -- by anyone seeking to test a hypothesis? John Wilbanks wonders if the desire to protect our privacy is slowing research, and if opening up medical data could lead to a wave of health care innovation.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; medical research; open-source; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth -- visualized - TED.com|
Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. (Some graphic images.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; INK Conference; TED; Talks; design; medical research; science; visualizations; 2010
|Sheila Nirenberg: A prosthetic eye to treat blindness - TED.com|
At TEDMED, Sheila Nirenberg shows a bold way to create sight in people with certain kinds of blindness: by hooking into the optic nerve and sending signals from a camera direct to the brain.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2011; TED; Talks; medical research; medicine; science; technology; 2011